Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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There are 695 songs in the hymnal at my church.  I think there are approximately 230 of them that I have never sung or heard.  So it was no surprise last week when we started singing Wonderful Peace and my eyes drifted to a strange...

There was a little guy in the grocery cart ahead of me.  He looked to be about twelve months old and I have to say this was not a good looking baby.  As I was trying to ascertain just what it was that was so...

When I think of Wells Fargo, I think of stage coaches rocking and bouncing their way over dusty roads only to arrive in town with pretty ladies getting out without a hair out of place nor having a speck of dust on their flowing dresses. ...

Long yellowish pine needles have softened the forest floor.  As the afternoon sun splayed its angled rays through the deciduous trees that are still holding onto their precious leaves, the path glows yellow adding a golden tint to the air itself.  My prized lab and...

Researchers have shown time and again when people understand the significance of their work they are way more productive than workers given a task with little or no sense of the value of their task.  When asked what they are doing one person will say,...

Sometimes after we have discovered the sheer joy of salvation by grace we have a tendency to think the law, since it is not good for salvation, has become an unnecessary artifact of our past life.  But, not so fast.  The law is a glorious...

I stopped at a Burger King yesterday (They have a great vegeburger.) and couldn’t miss a really big mural on the wall of five young, very handsome, beautiful and multiracial people all laughing and smiling as they were enjoying their fries and burgers.   Does something...

In my child development class tonight we were discussing that blank memoryless time in our lives between birth and approximately 36 months.  We went around the room and each person shared their very first memory.  Most of the 28 students’ first memory was somehow connected...

Just now we had a hair-raising experience.  I mean one of those Yikes moments.  We were just finishing an evening walk in the forest when a siren went off down in our little city.  Almost instantly to our immediate right, a pack of coyotes, which...

It would be difficult to find a greater transformation than Paul’s.  He was Jesus’ arch enemy and became Jesus’ greatest advocate.  Despite the extremes of who he was and what he became, it is doubtful that the change was personality.  Paul was Paul before and...